It’s not every day that we see young children getting involved in helping the community. The fact is that most youngsters are busy studying, taking up activities they enjoy doing, like sports, and hanging out with their friends. But 9-year-old Jesse Ward from Warner Robins, Georgia is not your average kid. This young man decided to spend his free time completing a very unique and useful challenge set up by Rodney Smith from Alabama.
The nationwide 50 yard challenge asks from kids aged 7 to 17 to beautify 50 yards of members of their communities. So far, around 700 young people have responded to it.
Jesse is hoping to complete the challenge by the end of October.
He offers his free services to single moms, disabled people, the elderly and veterans.
Smith’s organization, Raising Men Lawn Care Service gives the kids t-shirts, earplugs, and safety glasses. Just like the ones Jesse is wearing on the photo.
Speaking to 11Alive.com, this young man said: “Some people, they can’t cut their grass, they have to hire somebody to do it. I’m doing this for free.” Jesse reaches to those people who need his services through the Facebook page his mom Jennifer set up.
“He enjoys doing it. Just because he feels good about himself doing it, like paying it forward for someone, so it makes me feel good that it makes him happy,” the proud mom said.
His neighbors are thankful for everything Jesse does for them. “One person said, ‘This is the best my yard has ever looked.’ And then the other person said, ‘My yard looks really good, thank you,’” Jesse shared.
Thank you young man, you truly are an inspiration. Take a look at the whole story in the video below and don’t forget to share it with your friends.